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Swallowtail caterpillar
27-JUL-2006 Cindy Flood

Swallowtail caterpillar


I went out today and found that my pot of herbs had turned into a butterfly nursery.
This one is for my grandkids in the Carolinas. They just watched this happen on their dill plants.

I'm hoping Petesie can help by identifying which butterfly we are working on here.

90 TSE with 2 extension tubes, using tilt for more DOF

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon TS-E90mm f/2.8
1/30s f/11.0 at 90.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
carol j. phipps08-Aug-2006 19:04
ArminB08-Aug-2006 18:38
Dan Chusid01-Aug-2006 02:48
Greg Harp31-Jul-2006 23:57
Great work. Voted
Char29-Jul-2006 13:19
Wow! This is great. GMV
Luis Carneiro29-Jul-2006 00:37
Tremendous Macro Cindy!
poochdad28-Jul-2006 17:35
beautiful detail of this greedy grub!
Pat Hemlepp28-Jul-2006 12:35
Excellent, Cindy. I found one somewhat similar to this hanging from the bill of my cap Sunday when I was shooting in a forest.
papajim27-Jul-2006 21:00
Looks like a series of eyes running the length of its torso. Can't sneak up on this one. Great shot. Voting
Arno Meintjes Wildlife27-Jul-2006 19:09
Lovely image. Arno
Beverly Wickersham27-Jul-2006 19:02
Looks like an anise swallowtail to me. I shot one a few days ago which had the same pattern, but was a little darker shade of green. You can compare at
Buz Kiefer27-Jul-2006 18:56
Very nice macro Cindy. I think it's a monarch but not quite. Anyone?
Tricia27-Jul-2006 18:52
Lovely image Cindy. He looks like a little bandit that has just been caught and is worried you are about to tell him off. I like the way you have isolated him from the background by getting the max DOF.
Graham Tomlin27-Jul-2006 18:51
fab shot regards Helen
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